Thursday, October 04, 2007

Issa Idiot





What is this a bad episode of the Sopranos? "Gee we would hate to see you have an accident over there Henry" Who does Issa think he is? Veiled threats from a official sworn to uphold The Constitution sticks in my craw. Combine that with the firing of Carol Lam who incidentally was investigating Issa along with his fellow California Mafioso Duke Cunningham and several others, makes me wonder if they are indeed the Mob.

Issa has been a strict obstructionist of the worst kind in all the Committee on Oversight hearings so far and I consider him a threat to Americans everywhere.
Actually could be giving The Mob a bad name, if that is at all possible.

Issa, do the country a favor and resign, we need genuine progress, not veiled threats.

Any ideas of making me sleep with the fishes? bring it on Mob Boy!

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53 comments:

micki said...

If George W. Bush had said the same thing that Darrell Issa said, bushboy's audience would laugh, like he was telling a joke. Only it's not funny.

The problem here is the rise of a paramilitary force, with all its attendant powers.

Tyrannical regimes need a paramilitary to get its way.

micki said...

When a Blackwater apologist (I forget who) said the other day, as a way of validating Blackwater's "success" and competence in Iraq that "Not one person Blackwater was hired to protect has been killed" I was astounded!

That's how they measure success -- killing THEM is okay.

micki said...

A Swiftly Melting Planet

This article lays out the looming catastrophe so clearly that even "scientists" such as Carey and moi can understand it! Oy!

micki said...

A draft statement prepared for Pete Domenici's formal announcement Thursday disclosed that the 75-year-old New Mexico Republican has a progressive disease that can cause dysfunction in the parts of the brain important for organization, decision-making and control of mood and behavior.

Hmmmmmm...if I were really, really mean, I could think of some choice comments...

So long, Pete! January 2009 can't be soon enough....

micki said...

One more Repug who won't run for reelection.

Gerald said...

Pete is a hypocrite. Pete is also a Nazi. Pete has been instrumental in sliding our country into the abyss of hell.

To caring posters:

Please be of help! THIS IS A SERIOUS POST!

As we come closer to Christmas, we will see and receive many charities asking for money. What charities do you recommend for a donation? I would like your input. I believe that charities should give to the people 80 cents on a dollar. Administrative fees should be no more than 20 cents on a dollar.

Thank you for any help!!!

Gerald said...

Regarding charities I plan to keep a list for present and future references.

DEN said...

Gerald, Americas Second Harvest is a preferred charity of mine. They take food that would otherwise be tossed into a landfill and distribute it to the needy.

I also like Unicef for worldwide charitable work.

micki said...

Happy Anniversary to you know who!

One day early....

micki said...

GERALD -- Charity Navigator

I've gotten good info from this site.

DEN said...

Hey you're not supposed to tell!!

micki said...

What am I telling? I was just observing and sending good wishes to someone!

micki said...

I didn't say who. Gee whiz.

micki said...

This Day in History, October 5th:

1434: The Florentine banker Cosimo de' Medici returns from exile to Florence, becoming its effective ruler. The oligarchy is overthrown, and his rival the political leader Palla Strozzi is banished.

1793: The revolutionary government in France abolishes Christianity.

1796: Spain declares war on Britain.

1877: Nez Perce Chief Joseph surrenders to the U.S. Army with the words “I will fight no more forever.”

1921: The WJZ radio station in Newark, New Jersey, broadcasts the first radio play-by-play coverage of the World Series, between the New York Giants and the New York Yankees.

1947: Harry S. Truman makes the first televised presidential address.

2001: Slugger Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants sets the single-season record for home runs with his 71st and 72nd. Bonds hits number 73 two days later in the season's final game.
Learn more about Baseball.

DEN said...

OK then

micki said...

OK.

Shhhhh....

Alan said...

This Day in History, October 5th:

That's tomorrow. What about today's?

Sputnik in 1957
Janis Joplin died in 1970
and my personal fav...
Leave it to Beaver premiered on CBS

Alan said...

ooops, I forgot the year... Leave it to Beaver premiered in 1957

Gerald said...

DEN, thank you! I believe that I had America's Second Harvest on my favorite column list. I will surf Unicef.

Micki, I have added Charity Navigator to my favorite column list. I will have to surf this column for worthwhile charities.

There are many charities out there but most do not give the 80 cents on a dollar to the people. Sometime ago I read that the criteria to use for charitable donations is the 80/20 ratio at least.

I know that there are soup kitchens that can use monetary and human help.

Thank you for the leads!

Gerald said...

Shifting Targets

Gerald said...

Nazi America misses another opportunity

Gerald said...

Martyr of the Amazon

Sister Stang (spell) must be a saint.

Alan said...

Larry Craig keeps on giving. haha

He loses his appeal to withdraw his guilty plea, then after that announces he's going to stay in the Senate anyway. We'll keep him on a slow boil all the way to the Ethics hearing or the elections.

ºCºarol said...

Den has an anniversary? I didn't think you were married. Or is it the anniversary of this blog? Guess I'd better go check it out. *sigh*

ºCºarol said...

Ok. It's this blog. One year already? Wow. Where DOES the time go?

And we're still here. Congratulations Den, and the rest, too.

Gerald said...

DEN and Micki, here is another watch organization for charities

Gerald said...

Lary Craig should return to Idaho and just make love to his wife!!!

These watchdog charitable organizations seem to have some conflicts in their grading systems. This is what is so mind-blowing in thinking of where a person should donate some money for the greater common good.

Gerald said...

If DEN's blog is one year old, I must have been like Rip Van Winkle in terms of how fast time flies.

David B. Benson said...

Gerald --- Idaho is famous for its potatoes.

;-)

Alan said...

Army betrays some soldiers from Minn. Some are denied education money that were promised in the GI Bill.
Now that this story broke, the Army says for them to resubmit for the benefits and they will try to make sure they are taken care of.
*assholes

DEN said...

Yes DWF is a year old tomorrow. With the exception of a couple of days after my first post, I thought I was alone, skipped a couple days.

363 days of blog bliss with all my partners in crime, you guys(and gals).

Huge video extravaganza planned for tomorrow.

Stay tuned.

David B. Benson said...

Jordan River -- Dead Sea major earthquake long overdue:

Devasting Earthquake May Threaten ...

Carey said...

I bookmarked the melting ice article. Thanks Micki. It's always good to have easy explanations at your finger tips as you go around telling people the end is near.

COLLAPSE REPORT:

Certain sections are completely closed on one side of the mountain--including parts of the major artery road over the mountain.

The arguments have ensued. Unsafe, shoddy development in the late fifties, early sixties, a product of the post-war building boom.

An example of capitalism defeating itself.

David B. Benson said...

Carey --- If you do move to Canada, I'll pass along some advice regarding clean air, quiet and less expensive parts to consider moving to.

David B. Benson said...

Another leaves the sinking ship of state:

J. Scott Jennings resigning

ò¿óarol said...

REVISITING THE ARREST OF PROTESTERS

Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Posted by Jim Hightower


If you just can’t bring yourself to believe that our government authorities would even think of suppressing the legitimate protests of peaceful demonstrators – look at the record of court cases recently coming out of New York.

You might recall media reports from the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York, when 1,100 people were arrested in one day during anti-war demonstrations. Most media pundits joined the authorities in praising the police for stopping these “dangerous troublemakers.” But the city now faces 605 lawsuits from people contending they were merely exercising their right to free speech and assembly – making no trouble at all.

And now, based on witnesses and numerous videos taken of the demonstrations and arrests, protestors are winning their cases. It turns out that police were making mass arrests of innocent people – then making up arrest reports charging people with crimes they did not commit.

Take the example of two guys and a young woman who were videoed trying to string a banner onto the New York public library. “You can’t hang signs [there],” an officer told them, and they immediately took it down. “You can hold it, but you can’t hang it,” the officer said. So, they did. Two seconds later, as the two men held the banner on the stairs of the library, other police moved in and arrested them.

When the police filed their arrest complaint, they charged the three young people with “obstructing the entire intersection so no cars or pedestrians could pass through.” The woman was also charged with refusal to obey a police order and leading a parade through the intersection without a permit – even though the video clearly showed that she had never left the library steps.

It’s not the demonstrators who are out of control, it’s the authorities. And they’re not merely cracking down on a few people – they’re trampling the Constitutional rights of all of us.

“In Mass Arrests During ’04 Convention, Divergent Versions of Events Emerge,” The New York Times, August 29, 2007

Gerald said...

DBB, Yes, Idaho is famous for its potatoes. There are also Ore-Ida potatoes. I guess Ore is for Oregon.

DEN said...

Gerald, borderline potatoes.

Gerald said...

I was listening to Fresh Air after the Diane Rehm Show and Gary Will was on the program. He is into religious issues. He said that religion grows when it stays outside of politics and state issues. When religion is too closely tied to politics and state issues, it loses membership. I can see how that is possible. That is why separation of church and state is so important. If I can find the link, I will share it with you that church and state should not be separated.

Gerald said...

The Wall

Gary Will also said that President Madison felt religion should not be tax exempt. If church and state are intertwined, then religion should be taxed. I believe that religions should be taxed!!!!!

Gerald said...

Will Catholism continue to lose membership? In 20 years Catholism has gone from 460 million membership to 360 million Catholics. I have predicted that Catholism will further lose membership. I am not predicting total extinction of Catholicism because God has said that upon this Rock I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. A church that defends mass murder and war crimes against humanity will lose membership. This holds true for non-Catholic religions as well.

G. K. Chesterton - IT'S NOT THAT CHRISTIANITY HAS BEEN TRIED AND FAILED. IT'S THAT IT HAS NEVER BEEN TRIED.

Gerald said...

POSTERS, I HAVE BEEN HEARING MORE TALK OF THE RETURN TO THE MILITARY DRAFT IN ORDER TO TAKEOVER THE RESOURCES OF MANY COUNTRIES. ONCE HITLER BUSH DECLARES MARTIAL LAW PRIOR TO THE 2008 ELECTIONS, HE WILL ORDER THE RETURN OF THE MILITARY DRAFT.

You should start practicing your hut 4's. Here is a sample - hut 1, 2, 3, 4, hut 1, 2, 3, 4!!!

Do you know what I love about Nazi America? If you are either poor or middle class, you are classified as either a mushroom or cannon fodder.

I am classified as a mushroom because of my age. Men and women who are under 65 years of age can be classified as cannon fodder.

micki said...

Blackwater suspect in Iraqi killing now lives in South Seattle

micki said...

This article has a few more details about the Blackwater suspect

micki said...

The Repugs must be seething at Mr. I am not Gay Craig! Talk about a flip-flopper! He promised to resign. Liar, liar pants on fire!

micki said...

Yeah, Alan...slow boil.

micki said...

Carey, there is a town in lower BC named NELSON. It is where lots of Vietnam resisters moved and the locals welcomed them with opened arms. It's a lovely little village, but I'm not sure about affordability or air quality. There's a 4-year college there, too. But, I know nothing about its standing academically.

All in all, this is a very uninformative post. :-)

(Dr. B -- now there's another BC usage in the mix!)

micki said...

This is what Pete D. from New Mexico has: frontotemporal lobar degeneration.

micki said...

Frontaltemporal lobar degeneration is a form of degenerative dementia that presents  clinically with profound alterations in behavior and social conduct or language  impairments.

In contrast to Alzheimer's disease these patients have relatively preserved  memory and visuospatial skills. The areas of pathologic involvement are the frontal and anterior temporal lobes.   At present, there  is no known treatment of the disorder except for the use of psychotropic medicines for the  behavioral problems.

DEN said...

Fifty

micki said...

I was aiming for higher on anniversary-eve, but 50 is no slouch!

Thanks Den for inviting us in for those (lousy) doughnuts, but good conversation!

DEN said...

No problemo there dear Micki!

Actually I found those in the dumpster behind the bakery.

(SSHH! booze tomorrow)it's a surprise

Alan said...

A spot-on article from Krugman.

Conservatives Are Such Jokers

If you’re poor, if you don’t have health insurance, if you’re sick — well, they don’t think it’s a serious issue. In fact, they think it’s funny.
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Later in the article, he made a point I had never noticed before, and it sure made sense.

Mark Crispin Miller, the author of “The Bush Dyslexicon,” once made a striking observation: all of the famous Bush malapropisms — “I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family,” and so on — have involved occasions when Mr. Bush was trying to sound caring and compassionate.

By contrast, Mr. Bush is articulate and even grammatical when he talks about punishing people; that’s when he’s speaking from the heart. The only animation Mr. Bush showed during the flooding of New Orleans was when he declared “zero tolerance of people breaking the law,” even those breaking into abandoned stores in search of the food and water they weren’t getting from his administration.